The Pegasus Foundation – Giving Great Ideas Wings

Our Mission

The Pegasus Foundation improves animal welfare through effective grant making and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands, Africa and Asia.

Through a strategy of engaged philanthropy, the Pegasus Foundation serves as a catalyst to help non-profit organizations achieve their potential by forming partnerships, leveraging resources, and educating the public. The Pegasus Foundation seeks to inspire collaborations by organizing conferences and meetings, and facilitating communications.

The Pegasus Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.


A grey whale calf emerges from the water at the San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 1, 2010. Although a debate is now raging among some whaling nations to begin limited hunting again, the Pacific gray whales have been protected since 1947, and are at the center of a growing whale-sightseeing industry. Their numbers have dropped by a third, from around 26,000, in the late 1990s. Scientists say that the decline was caused by melting artic ice impacting on their food chains, which include small fish, crustaceans, squid and other tiny organisms. A small-scale whale-sightseeing industry was developed in the remote spot of San Ignacio Lagoon, off Mexico's northwest Baja California peninsula, where grey whales breed and nurse their calves each year after migrating thousands of miles from Canada and Alaska. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Impact on Environment and Animals

Many scientists believe that the Earth is in the throes of the sixth…
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 22:  Liz Barraco, exotic pet amnesty coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows off a red-footed tortoise and ball python during a call for people who own exotic pets like these to turn them in during the Exotic Pet Amnesty Program on January 22, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The program scheduled for Saturday is an effort to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild by pet owners who can no longer care for their pets or no longer wish to keep them. Amnesty Day events are held around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge with no penalties.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

People often assume that pollution and habitat loss are the only…

Cape Wildlife Center to stay open until March 1

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Cape Wildlife Center to remain open through winter months

By Dylan McGuinness | Nov. 11, 2016 The Cape Wildlife Center…

Cape Wildlife Center to stay open through March 1

The Cape Wildlife Center will continue to operate through the…
This photo taken on February 17, 2016 shows a Philippine eagle named "Mindanao" streching wings at the Philiippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) center in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao.
Tropical rainforest destruction and relentless hunting have decimated the population of the majestic bird -- one of the world's biggest and most powerful -- with just hundreds believed to be left in the wild. / AFP / TED ALJIBE / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-environment-animal-eagle, FEATURE by Karl Malakunas        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Facts About Endangered Species

When you hear the syntagm "endangered species," you may often…